MWC 2015. G DATA, the German company specializing in security solutions, was present at the Mobile World Congress 2015 held in Barcelona with a clear message directed to an interconnected world in which mobile devices and its applications invade everything.
In this sense, though they had announced that it would be one of its “highlights” during MWC 2015, they made official that their new app that encrypts SMS messages between devices on Android phones will be available in Google Play on April.
We talked about G DATA Secure Chat, which incorporates a ciphering system (the Axolotl protocol from TextSecure with more than ten million users worldwide) which secures the exchange of both multimedia files and text messages.
The Axolotl protocol allows users to communicate with a high level of encryption, regardless of the messaging application used. For its elliptical cryptographic processes, it is considered internationally as one of the safest and virtually inviolable.
Among the main features of G DATA Secure Chat, it includes:
- End-to-end encryption for individual or group messages.
- Secure sending of images and photos.
- Backup the message history on SD card.
- Encrypt message history and conversations with a password.
In addition, G DATA has used MWC 2015 to show their comprehensive security solution for phones with Android (we refer to G DATA Internet Security for Android) and their MDM (Mobile Device Management) solutions, so that companies can respond with guarantees to the BYOD phenomenon.
Among the most notable features of G DATA Internet Security for Android we found that their anti-phishing filter for text messages, filtering incoming and outgoing messages via SMS and the ability to hide messages depending on the phonebook contacts.
Of course, this solution, which is available for 18,95 dollars in Google Play and the G DATA online shop, also protects against Android malware, and malicious apps while browsing the Web.